The problems of estimating the drag resistance of offshore structures which are constructed from varying diameter circular cylinders in conjunction with other shapes of structure are discussed. It is shown that there is insufficient design data for full scale structures and that the present classification society recommendations for calculating the loads give conflicting results. A procedure for estimating the drag of semi-submersibles is given together with some interference drag data for use on the full scale.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Eng & Shipbuilders in Scotland

    183 Bath Street
    7 Glasgow C2, ZZ Scotland   
  • Authors:
    • Grekoussis, C
    • Miller, N S
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00317483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM